Designs by Sandra

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Name of business: Designs by Sandra

Owners: Sandra and Cliff Brinkley

Street address: 111 N. Main St., Franklin

Phone number of business: 562-6455

Operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature of Business: Gift shop and silk floral designs

Year founded: 1984

Prior locations: Second Avenue, Armory Drive and Main Street

Number of employees: One

How’s business going: Surviving with the economy of Franklin and hoping for great things with the new industry coming

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have a large line of gifts, especially our new country décor from Amish Country, DaVinci charm bracelets and beads, Yankee Candles, Willow Tree Angels, flags and more.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Service from a couple who loves the job and works together to serve customers who have become friends

Your first job: Sandra —working for my mother at Cindee’s Beauty Salon. Cliff – mowing lawns

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: Jesus Christ, who has taught me the importance of life and business

The key to a successful business is: Faith and treating customers as family. God has blessed us over the years with supportive customers.